Join our team at Jacksonville Humane Society! We are dedicated to providing care, comfort, and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands, and minds of our community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals. We are a progressive, innovative animal welfare organization with a national reputation for setting the standard in lifesaving. Our mission serves pets and the people who love them. In addition to offering pet adoption, resources to pet parents, and affordable veterinary care, JHS has a myriad of public programs aimed at promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the fields of animal welfare and veterinary science.

Entry-level positions do not require experience, and JHS provides training with an opportunity to grow. We are committed to supporting and empowering our people with a culture grounded in diversity, open-mindedness, prompt communication, trust, respect, and appreciation. These programs include an internship with a local high school, unique volunteer opportunities for veterans, and a children’s outreach program to share the joy of pets with children throughout our city.

The Jacksonville Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

If you are a military veteran interested in a career in animal welfare, please also check out our Paws & Stripe Academy opportunity.

JHS offers affordable medical plans with rich mental health options, Teladoc access, and an easy-to-use online portal to help you take charge of your health and wellness. Full-time employees and their dependents are eligible for health insurance.

JHS offers affordable dental and vision coverage that are PPO plans that provide you with the freedom to use a dentist of your choice or access the PPO network of dentists

JHS offers life insurance coverage of $50,000 at no cost to the employee. You have the option of purchasing additional Supplemental Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, medical gap, and cancer insurance at attractive group rates and the convenience of payroll deductions.

JHS also offers a rich Employee Assistance Program including counseling, work-life solutions, legal resources, money management, new parent resources, and much more.

JHS believes that employees should have the opportunity to enjoy time away from work to help balance their lives. Paid time off is added to employee PTO banks at the beginning of each year, and JHS will buy back up to 3 unused PTO days at the end of the year. PTO also grows the longer employees stay employed with JHS.

JHS employees receive discounted vet services with VCA partners for up to four pets, plus 20% off the first visit. Discounts include preventative care, dental, vaccinations, and diagnostics.

JHS employees also receive special employee discounts on a variety of services and products from our Paw Partners, including Fetch by The Dodo pet insurance, VCA Animal Hospitals, and Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning.

Thanks to our Paw Partner Jaguar Moving all current JHS employees receive 10% off their hourly rate and $50 as the travel fee.

JHS employees are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

JHS employees get one free pet adoption per year. All employees who have completed their probationary period can receive one waived adoption fee per calendar year if they choose to adopt an animal through JHS.

JHS is located close to the beach, downtown, and UNF and FSCJ!


Improved relationships with all animals

I've learned so much more about animal behavior and it has really improved my relationships with all animals and given me so much more patience in life in general.


Family-like team and ability to advance

My favorite part of being a tech here is the family-like team and the ability to advance my career, skills, and knowledge. I also love knowing that I'm directly helping the lives of the animals at the shelter and in the community!


Growth for me in my career and as a person

JHS has allowed for so much growth for me in my career and as person. Everyone has been so welcoming! I love the people I work with!

Lawrence Nicolas
Lawrence Nicolas
Chief Operating Officer / The Jacksonville Humane Society

Inclusive and positive

JHS is the best! From day one I noticed and was attracted to the culture and the way everyone works so well together – it is such an open, inclusive, positive work environment. Seeing so many different people come together to support a single mission of helping people help animals is motivating and inspiring every day!

Adoptions Coordinator / The Jacksonville Humane Society

Best team I’ve been a part of

I love working with the public and the people I work with - I love interacting with people so I'm incredibly happy that my position allows me to use my talents to do something I'm truly passionate about. The team here at JHS is the best that I've ever been a part of.

Pet Help Center Coordinator / The Jacksonville Humane Society

Always inspiring!

My favorite thing about working at JHS is seeing the passion everyone has to be the helper Mr. Rogers always talks about when he says "look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." It's always inspiring!

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